Monochrome Monday… Mama Jane’s Pizza & Chicken

Mama Jane's Pizza & ChickenMama Jane’s Pizza & Chicken
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S, 1/60s, f2.8, Kodak T-Max P3200

This is one of four shots taken during a short walk through Derby to The Brunswick Inn in January…

The centre-weighted metering of the Nikon F-301 made a surprisingly good job of this scene, when the dark nights roll around again I’ll have another go at shots like this…

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

A few frames from… the Nikon F-301 on Kodak T-Max P3200

Sax soloSax solo
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band played another storming set at the Holbrook Village Fete last Saturday night and I shot a couple of rolls of Kodak T-Max P3200 of them strutting their stuff!

The Nikon F-301 is quite a nice camera to use for live music… small, light, built in motordrive and cheap enough that owning a pair doesn’t break the bank!

The Sensational Hot Rocks BandThe Sensational Hot Rocks Band
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

Folsom Prison BluesFolsom Prison Blues
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – Kodak T-Max P3200

Scans by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Roses

Roses, June 2019Roses, June 2019
Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f4, – Kodak Portra 160 rated at ISO 100

A few frames left on a very out of date roll of Portra 160 that’s been in the camera for a year… Finish it off in the garden of course!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… St Mary’s Bridge, Derby

St Mary's Bridge, DerbySt Mary’s Bridge, Derby
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A pigeon perches on St Mary’s Bridge (over the River Derwent) in Derby in April 2019. The Grade II* listed structure was built between 1788-1793 by Thomas Harrison and replaced a medieval bridge that was demolished in 1789 as it was ‘too narrow and hazardous to wheeled traffic’.

Another shot from the recent test roll put through my resealed Nikon FE2.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… ‘Moggie’ at Sainsbury’s…

'Moggie' at Sainsbury's, June 2015‘Moggie’ at Sainsbury’s, June 2015
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 6.2mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 125

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Morris 6cwt pickup, Ripley, June 2015Morris 6cwt pickup, Ripley, June 2015
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 6.8mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 160

Four years ago it was this Morris 6cwt pickup at the local Sainsbury’s. Another classic vehicle fitted with the 1098cc A-series four-cylinder engine, this example was first registered in Shropshire in 1967.

Monochrome Monday… Bullseye!

BullseyeBullseye!
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8½, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the recent test roll put through my resealed Nikon FE2.

I’ve had a couple of Nikon’s screw-in close-up lenses squirrelled away for a while and this is the first time I’ve used the No.2 (3.0 diopter) version.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… No band today, June 2019

No band today, June 2019No band today, June 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

I recently fitted new light seals to my Nikon FE2, this shot is from the roll of Ilford Delta 400 that I tested it with.

I don’t regularly visit the local park but this particular day was perfect for a picnic lunch (and photography) and Joy and I spent about an hour there before pottering off to the pub!

The new light seals came from Nik & Trick Photo Services in Folkestone and I can’t recommend them highly enough! They supply three sets to take care of any ‘mess ups’ during fitting but they really were a doddle to install! I’ll be ordering a set for my Olympus OM-1N next!

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Little Chester, Derby, January 2019

Little Chester, Derby, January 2019Little Chester, Derby, January 2019
Contax T2, Carl Zeiss T* 38mm f/2.8 lens – 1/125s, f8, – Silberra Ultima 160

A snapshot taken on a bright but bitterly cold day in January this year. This was my first roll of Silberra film and I doubt it’ll be my last even though the results I obtained from it were less than spectacular…

This roll was shot at the box speed of ISO 160 but I think that my next roll I’ll try at ISO 100, it seems to be a film that would benefit from overexposure…

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Our kid/Little bro/Rob…

Our kid, MFN, May 2012Our kid, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was this ‘handsome bugger!

My brother… strutting his stuff with the band Pumpcar at the MFN nightclub in Derbyshire.

The Micro Four Thirds Panasonic Lumix GF1 was definitely not suited to shooting in low light and I think this was the only time I ever shot a gig with it. I loved the Macro-Elmarit 45mm lens though… the only Leica (ahem!) thing I’ve ever owned…

Rockin', MFN, May 2012Rockin’, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600